May 6, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

‘If I had a hammer . . .’

HAMMER TIME—Los Robles Hospital Habitat for Humanity chair Zin Htway, left, and marketing vice president Kris Carroway-Bowman hammer nails into a wall frame during construction of a Habitat for More...

Law written by local congressman struck down by Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a federal law last month banning the sale of graphic animal videos, a law authored by U.S. Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Thousand Oaks) more than 10 years ago. More...

Health & Wellness

Awareness of memory problems a good sign

People who aren’t aware they’re developing mild memory problems as they age might develop Alzheimer’s disease at a faster rate than those who notice their memory is slipping.   More...

Hot rods, music kick off Relay for Life at free event

Cruisin’ for a Cure, the 2010 Relay For Life of Conejo Valley kickoff event and car show, will run from 4 to 8 p.m. Sat., May 8 at the Islands restaurant parking lot, 935 Broadbeck Drive, Newbury Park.   More...

Hospital hosts health fair

Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center will host its 2010 Health Fair from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sun., May 23 at the J.C. Penney courtyard in The Oaks mall, 350 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Area teens to perform here and in Asia

Seven teenage musicians who will travel to Taiwan and China to perform this summer will present a recital at 3 p.m. this Saturday at the Grant Brimhall/Thousand Oaks Library. The concert is free and open to the public. More...

‘Little Shop of Horrors’

Play review

“Little Shop of Horrors,” Howard Ashman’s musical version of Roger Corman’s 1960 cult film classic, was an unlikely but welcome surprise when it invaded the off-Broadway circuit in 1982.   More...

Concert preview

Bill Medley: still righteous   Bringing his “blue-eyed soul” act to The Canyon club this Saturday night is former Righteous Brother Bill Medley. More...

Sports

She puts the ‘student’ in student-athlete

Darago is a candidate for Westlake valedictorian

Nora Darago and her Westlake High swim teammates waited.   Students lounged around in street clothes on the Calabasas pool deck, just waiting for the meet to begin. The referee was more than 30 minutes late. More...

La Reina softball team on the upswing

Even the Regents are surprised. Though they flew under the radar this preseason, everyone now knows about the La Reina softball team, ranked No. 1 in the latest CIF-Southern Section Division 3 coaches’ poll released this week. More...

Lambo hit with 50-game suspension

Los Angeles Dodgers minor league outfielder Andrew Lambo, a Newbury Park High graduate and two-time Ventura County Player of the Year, has been suspended 50 games by Major League Baseball for a second violation of baseball’s drug policy. More...

Faith

Methodists offering annual deep pit barbecue

Proceeds go to local charities

The United Methodist Church of Thousand Oaks will host its annual community deep pit barbecue from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sat., May 22 and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun., May 23 at the church, 1000 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Christian women present ‘Singin’ in the Rain’

Thousand Oaks Christian Women’s Connection will present “Singin’ in the Rain” from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wed., May 12 in the Tapas Banquet Room at the Thousand Oaks Inn, 75 W. Thousand Oaks Blvd.   More...

Congregations going green with classes, insulation, song

Congregations across the country observed Earth Day by celebrating the goodness of God’s creation and recognizing that stewardship begins in the sacred spaces of church buildings and grounds. More...

Letters

Let’s reelect Parks

I’ve been closely following the race between Supervisor Linda Parks and Audra Strickland for the position of county supervisor. More...

Strickland not a candidate she can trust

Much of Audra Strickland’s support for her checkered attempts to be secretary of state, county treasurer and now supervisor in Ventura County are members of the Stricklandowned Republican Central Committee, past and present employees of the St More...

When people get benefits, they should pay for them

I noted Krystal Watters’ letter about the concern for funding the Adult Literacy Center at the Adult Education School, and I agree with her concerning the center’s value and low cost of operation. More...

Vacation Photos

Take Your Thousand Oaks Acorn on Vacation

ISLAND VACATION—The Kapp family of Thousand Oaks enjoys a day in the sun in Maui, Hawaii. More...

Anonymous tip leads to drug bust in Newbury Park

An anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers led to the arrest of two Thousand Oaks residents suspected of selling heroin in Newbury Park. “That happens a lot. More...

State forces city to approve a housing plan

The state has forced the City Council to unanimously pass the 2006-14 Housing Element.   More...

City Council candidates start collecting cash for the election

On May 2 individuals who hope to run for any of the three City Council seats up for reelection in November can legally start receiving campaign contributions. More...

Firefighter loses an eye

Surgery couldn’t save the eye of Camarillo firefighter Paul Torres, who was hit with shrapnel as he fought to extinguish a blaze that destroyed a Thousand Oaks home. More...

Community

Another Eagle Scout

PINNACLE IN SCOUTING— John Reeves Caldwell, 17, has earned the rank of Eagle, the highest in Scouting. More...

CLU springs into landscaping

Nearly 200 students, alumni, children of alumni, and faculty and staff members of California Lutheran University participated in a day of service and relaxation on May 1 as the school brought back a tradition from its early days called Yam Yad (May D More...

Camarillo man arrested in connection with rape

Police arrested a Camarillo man Saturday on charges of raping a woman.   Brandon Salzer, 35, was arrested at his Camarillo home the night of May 1 for allegedly raping a 29-year-old woman who was staying with him. More...

Schools

La Reina student honored

ALREADY COLLECTING AWARDS—Junior Skye Privat approaches the stage to receive the Arts Award on April 28 at La Reina High School’s 28th annual Evening of Excellence. More...

It’s ‘Curtains’ for TOHS

The Thousand Oaks High School Theatre Department will present the Tony Award-winning musical “Curtains” at 7:30 p.m. May 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 and 22 in the school’s performing arts center, 2323 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

High School Hi-Lights

Newbury Park Panthers Fri., May 7: One-act plays/performing arts center/5 p.m.   Sat., May 8: One-act plays/performing arts center/5 p.m. Mon., May 10: AP testing/8 a.m. Girls’ aquatic booster meeting/ T-2/7 p.m. More...

Business

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

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Pets

LOVES TUMMY RUBS—

  LOVES TUMMY RUBS—Slip is a male 7-year-old gray domestic shorthair who can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Slip home, ask about identification No. A4086707. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park   A male, 51, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and being involved in a hit-and-run traffic accident at 6:30 p.m. April 25 at Lesser and Spanish Gate drives.   More...

Family

Sign-ups offered for YMCA summer camps

Summer Sign-up Day for Conejo Valley YMCA Summer Camp will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Sat., May 15 at the Y, 4031 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Parents will be able to sign up their children for day camps, away camps and specialty camps. More...

Church presents carnival

Emmanuel Church will present a Spring Carnival from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., May 8 at the church, 588 Camino Manzanas, Thousand Oaks. The event will have a rock climbing wall, obstacle course, bounce house, hot dogs, drinks, popcorn and raffles. More...

Rummage sale needs donations

A rummage sale to help raise money for the Conejo Valley YMCA’s Strong Kids Campaign needs donations. The YMCA is looking for gently used clothes, furniture and home goods for its rummage sale, which will be from 8 a.m. More...

Columns

Earth talk: Status of orca whales in the world addressed

Dear EarthTalk: How are populations of the world’s orca whales faring these days? Are we still in danger of losing them all in the wild? — J. Witham, Bangor, Maine More...

Editorials

Negative campaigning hits new lows

We used to call it the “silly season” when candidates ran for office and the races went negative, but it’s not silly any more.   The ugliness hits new lows almost every day on TV and in our mailboxes. More...

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